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KVMR Music Hosts Pick Their Favorite Albums of the Year

Proof that KVMR 89.5 FM plays a wide variety of music is certainly in the pudding below.

Very few 2016 albums -- and even fewer "best sellers" --show up on multiple lists compiled by some of the Nevada City radio station's 120 or so program hosts/volunteer broadcasters. 

Welcome to a cross-section of a station deeply steeped in musical diversity. 

 

Bill Emerson - Trance-It Lounge - Tuesdays, 10pm-Midnight

  • Ital Tek - Hollowed 
  • Bauer - Aa 
  • Eric Prydz - Opus
  • Tyco - Epoch
  • Kaytranada - 99.9%
  • The Field - The Follower                    
  • Tim Hecker - Love Streams                   
  • Falty DL - Heaven Is For Quitters       
  • Various Artists - Ten Years Of Med School  

 

Connie Coale - Wednesday Music Magazine,-4-6pm

  • Elephant Revival - Petals
  • Handmade Moments - Eye in the Sky
  • Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent
  • Regina Spektor - Remember Us to Life
  • Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing
  • Bonnie Raitt - Dig in Deep

 

Edy - Road Dog Radio - Thursdays, 10pm-Midnight 

  • Astronautalis - Cut the Body Loose
  • A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  • De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody…
  • Jonathan Emile - The Lover/Fighter Document
  • Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing
  • Bobby Capri - Remote Viewing
  • Myka9 & Factor - Famous Future Time Travel
  • Atmosphere - Fishing Blues
  • RJD2 - Dame Fortune
  • Pause MC - Blue Ep

 

Eric Rice - County Line Bluegrass - Saturdays, 10am - Noon 

  • Greensky Bluegrass - Shouted, Written Down & Quoted
  • Kristin Scott Benson - Stringworks
  • The Earls Of Leicester - Rattle & Roar 
  • Sam Bush - Storyman
  • Michael Cleveland - Fiddler’s Dream
  • Barwick & Siegfried - Long Time Gone
  • Ron Block - Hogan's House of Music

 

Gary Wells - Crooked Highway - Sundays, 7am-10am

  • Drive-by Truckers - American Band
  • C.W. Stoneking - Gon' Boogaloo
  • Bob Mould - Patch the Sky
  • The Devil Makes Three -  Redemption and Ruin
  • John Doe - The Westerner
  • Lydia Loveless - Real
  • Various Artists - Highway Prayer - Tribute to Adam Carroll
  • Waco Brothers - Going Down in History
  • Jon Dee Graham - Knoxville Skyline
  • Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
  • M. Ward - More Rain

 

Greg Jewett - Monday Music Magazine, 4pm-6pm

  • Atmosphere - Fishing Blues
  • Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Love Letter for Fire
  • Jean-Michel Jarre - Electroics 2: The Heart of Noise  
  • Minor Victories - Minor Victories 
  • Mothers - When You Walk a Long Distance, You Are Tired
  • onDeadWaves - onDeadWaves  
  • Santigold - 99 cents
  • A Tribe Called Red - We Are The Halluci Nation
  • The Veils - Total Depravity
  • Wax Tailor - By Any Beats Necessary
  • The Winterlings - You Are Acres

 

Hap Hazard - Music Magazine - Fridays, 4-6pm 

  • Marissa Nadler - Strangers
  • Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
  • Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Until The Hunter
  • Agnes Obel - Citizen Of Glass
  • La Femme - Mystère

 

John Adams - Early Morning Ramble - Fridays, 4am-7am

  • Birds of Chicago - Real Midnight
  • Mandolin Orange - Blindfaller
  • Barwick & Siegfried - Long Time Gone
  • The Stray Birds - Magic Fire
  • John Prine - For Better, Or Worse
  • Gillian Welch - Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg
  • The Goodbye Girls - Snowy Side of the Mountain
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - The Country Blues
  • Frank Solivan - Family, Friends & Heroes
  • The Wooks - Little Circles
  • David Grisman & Del McCoury - Del & Dawg Live!
  • Sam Bush - Storyman
  • The Boxcars - Familiar With the Ground
  • The Savage Hearts - Playing It Forward

 

Johnny Gallagher - Tuesday Music Magazine, 4pm-6pm

  • Stewart Lindsey - Spitballin’             
  • Santana - Santana IV
  • Charles Bradley - Changes
  • Johnny Rawles - Tiger In A Cage
  • Parker Millsap - The Very Last Day
  • Reid Jamieson - Dear Leonard    

 

John Rumsey - Four Strong Winds - Wednesdays, 10am-Noon

  • Paul Sachs - Love is Love            
  • Jed Marum - Callia’s Waltz           
  • C. Daniel Boling - Thee Houses  
  • Jubilant Bridge - A Bell A Bird A Star   
  • Barwick & Siegfried - Long Time Gone
  • Runa - Live
  • Brother Sun - Weights & Wings
  • The Stray Birds - Magic Fire
  • Various Artists - Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration         

 

Joyce Miller - Bedhead Radio - Thursdays, 4-7am

  • Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life
  • Caleb Clauder & Reeb Wilms - Innocent Road
  • Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories
  • Margaret Glassy - Emotions and Math
  • The Harmonic Tone Revealers - The Harmonic Tone Revealers
  • Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent
  • Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur - Penny’s Farm
  • Xenia Rubbings - Black Terry Cat
  • Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home
  • Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family - Beginning of a Memor

 

Kim Rogers - Good Stuff - Thursdays, 2-4pm

  • The Cactus Blossoms - You’re Dreaming
  • Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizzell 
  • Michael Cleveland - Fiddler’s Dream
  • The Lonely Heartstring Band - Deep Water
  • The Avett Brothers - True Sadness
  • Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - The Country Blues
  • Western Centuries - Weight Of The World
  • Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
  • Terri Hendrix - Love You Strong
  • The Malpass Brothers - Self-Titled
  • Parker Millsap - The Very Last Day 
  • Dwight Yoakum - Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars
  • Robert Earl Keen - Live Dinner Reunion
  • Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris - The Complete Trio Collection

 

Laura Miller - Diamonds & Rust - Saturdays, 6pm-8pm

  • Various Artists - Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration
  • Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts Of Highway 20
  • John Prine - For Better Or Worse
  • Various Artists - The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Things That We Are Made Of

 

Mark Leviton - Pet Sounds - Wednesdays, 10pm-Midnight

  • Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
  • Gov't Mule - Tel-Star Sessions
  • Various Artists - Day Of the Dead
  • Esperanza Spaulding - Emily’s D+Evolution
  • Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
  • Case/Lang/Viers (Neko Case, K.D. Lang & Laura Veirs)
  • David Bowie - Blackstar
  • Jeff Buckley - You and I
  • Bob Dylan - The 1966 Live Recordings
  • Brad Mehldau - 10 Years Solo Live

 

Russ Roy - Blue 2 U - Thursdays, 12am-4am

 

Sean Dooley - The New Bleat - Fridays, 2-4pm

  • Tim Presley - The Wink
  • Kikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall Grass
  • The Fools - Self-Titled
  • Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
  • Florist - The Birds Outside Sang
  • Wake Up You Vol. 1 & 2: The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977
  • The World - Managerial Material 7" 
  • Angel Olsen - My Woman
  • Jackie Lynn (Circuit Des Yeux) - Jackie Lynn
  • Heron Oblivion - Self-Titled
  • Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
  • Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits/An Odd Entrances
  • Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
  • Sonny & The Sunsets - Moods Baby Moods
  • Big Thief - Masterpiece

 

Steve Cagle - Blues Spectrum - Sundays, 1pm-3pm

  • Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days of Oakland
  • The Soul of John Black – Early In The Moanin’
  • Thornetta Davis – Honest Woman
  • Nancy Wright – Playdate!
  • Nick Moss Band – From the Root To the Fruit
  • Annika Chambers – Wild & Free
  • Corey Dennison Band
  • Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown
  • Dennis Jones – Both Sides of the Tracks
  • Terri Odabi – My Blue Soul

 

Todd Wahoske - Todd’s Two Toos! - Friday Morning Show w/ Jerianne Van Dijk, 7am-10am

  • Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Parquet Courts - Human Performance
  • Mitski - Puberty 2
  • Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
  • D.D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated
  • A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  • Woods - City Sun Eater In the River of Light
  • Savages - Adore Life
  • Jim James - Eternally Even
  • Dr. Dog - The Psychedelic Swamp

 

Thomas Greener - Ragged But Right - Saturdays, Noon-2pm

  • Yarn - This Is The Year 
  • Augie Meyers - When You Used To Be Mine 
  • Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney - Cajun Fandango 
  • Neal Black & Larry Gardner - Guilty Saints
  • The Cactus Blossoms: You're Dreaming 
  • Jesse Dayton - The Revealer
  • Various Artists - Quiero Creedence 
  • Dave & Phil Alvin - Lost Time

 

NEW YEARS BROADCAST

Tahoe's Dead Winter Carpenters and the Bay Area's Grateful Bluegrass Boys headline KVMR's live remote broadcast of a New Years Eve concert this Saturday at the Auburn Events Center, beginning at 8 p.m. (89.5 FM, kvmr.org streaming).

Other surprises may be had during the broadcast.